Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Call made for more radio entries to be submitted in the 2013 MWAG competition

By Linda Straker

PRESIDENT of the Media Workers Association, Shere-Ann Noel, wants to see more radio entries and possible winners for the 2013 banquet and dinner which will be held on December 08th at the Grenada Trade Centre Annex.

Noel said that over the years, there have been little or no entries in that category, and it’s the executive’s hope that those who are involved in radio production will embrace the opportunity to submit work to be adjudicated in the various categories.

MWAG President, Shere-Ann Noel, signs the
MOU with Digicel Country Manager.
Once again, telecommunications provider Digicel will be the title sponsor of the event, by providing almost EC$18 000 to the professional organisation which is  moving away from the traditional awards and reception, and instead adopting a banquet, awards and dinner format for 2013.

“It will be a celebrations opening with cocktail,” said Noel, as she spoke about the new procedure for the red carpet event which recognises the best submission of work that will be adjudicated by Mr. Canute James of CARIMAC.

One of the challenges facing the organisation over the years is the failure of members to pay the annual subscription. Noel said that for 2013, only persons who have paid their dues will be able to enjoy the benefits of participating in the celebrations.

“We will therefore like to see as much members as possible pay their dues in time for the celebrations, because it will be [to] their benefit,” she said.

The annual membership fee is EC$60 or EC$5 per month.

Country Manager for DIGICEL, Ms Patricia Maher, said that her company is proud to be associated with the event, because the media is important to the society.

“We see the importance of the media in Grenada, and we are encouraging the recognition of the media’s hard work,” she said.

This year, a young media worker who has shown interest in their own personal development will be awarded the Anthony Jerico Greenidge award.

Among the awards will be best sport, agriculture, tourism, entertainment, health, political and human interest story.

The deadline for submitting entries will is October 24th. The boxes are located at Digicel’s outlet on Halifax Street and headquarters at Point Salines.

Two long-standing media workers will also be recognise for their contribution towards the growth and development of the media in Grenada over the years.

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